Universal Synthesizer Panel – Part 5

This is the fifth part in a series of posts describing how I've approached building a "universal synthesizer panel" to house a range of microcontroller synthesis projects. In the first part, I detailed the general idea and overall design of the panel. In part 2 I built the IO panel. In part 3 I built … Continue reading Universal Synthesizer Panel – Part 5

Universal Synthesizer Panel – Part 4

This is the fourth part in a series of posts describing how I've approached building a "universal synthesizer panel" to house a range of microcontroller synthesis projects. In the first part, I detailed the general idea and overall design of the panel. In part 2 I built the IO panel. In part 3 I built … Continue reading Universal Synthesizer Panel – Part 4

Universal Synthesizer Panel – Introduction

I have a number of "off the shelf" synthesizer programs and sketches kicking around that I wanted a way to actually be able to do some proper "musical" playing with them.  Having them put together on breadboard and stripboard is all very well, but sometimes I want to be able just to load up the … Continue reading Universal Synthesizer Panel – Introduction

Vertical Modular Synthesizer “CD Rack Format”

I'm planning on building a series of MIDI synthesizer modules that will have a pretty simple means of hooking them together, but want something to house them. I also have a couple of IKEA CD racks kicking around that haven't been required for a while, and I also don't want to take up large chunks … Continue reading Vertical Modular Synthesizer “CD Rack Format”

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Saturn from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Saturn from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. This is using the same Lo-Fi Orchestra setup as Jupiter, which is detailed in full here. There is a lot of dynamic nuance in the original, but unfortunately the Lo-Fi Orchestra doesn't really do nuance, it is mostly "on" or … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Saturn from The Planets